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Baby boy found abandoned in New York nativity manger: Report

New York - A baby boy was found abandoned in a Christmas nativity scene in a New York church, local media reported Tuesday.A custodian found the infant inside a manger at Holy Child Jesus Church in the borough of Queens, the New York Times said.

$4.9M settlement in Kelly Thomas police beating death

Fullerton - The city of Fullerton, California has agreed to pay $4.9 million to settle a civil wrongful death case stemming from the July 2011 police beating death of a mentally ill homeless man.

Mother and boyfriend charged in death of toddler burned in oven

Houston - A Houston, Texas mother and her boyfriend are behind bars today, both charged with four counts of endangering the life of a child after the woman's 19-month-old daughter was burned to death in an oven when she and her three siblings were left home alone.

Dutch, Australian police bust huge child porn ring: Report

Den Haag - Dutch and Australian police with help from the FBI have cracked down on one of the world's largest child pornography websites arresting hundreds of suspects, a Dutch newspaper reported Wednesday.

Video: Chicago police 'execute' teen; officer charged with murder

Chicago - Chicago police have released 2014 dashcam video footage showing an officer shooting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald 16 times—including at least twice in the back—and the officer who fired the fatal shots has been charged with first-degree murder.

Belgium sentences French comic Dieudonne to two months in jail

Brussels - A Belgian court sentenced controversial French comedian Dieudonne Wednesday to two months in jail for incitement to hatred over alleged racist and anti-Semitic comments he made during a show in Belgium, a lawyer said.

Toronto woman defrauded March of Dimes of $800,000, police say

Toronto - An employee who worked for March of Dimes for several years has been charged with allegedly defrauding the charity of $800,000, according to Toronto Police. They say Karima Manji, 50, was the organization's property manager for non-profit residences.

Man gets 20-40 years in murder case for stabbing a man 13 times Special

Pittsburgh - A man's claim that he acted in self-defense when he killed a man by stabbing him 13 time last August was rejected Tuesday when a judge sentenced him to serve 20-40 years in prison, after a jury convicted him of third-degree murder in August.

Chicago appeals for calm after police shooting video

Chicago - Chicago's mayor appealed for calm as officials released a "chilling" video of the police shooting of a black teen Tuesday, hours after the white officer was charged with murder.

Paedophile agrees to be sent back to Britain from Hong Kong

Hong Kong - A convicted paedophile and former competitive ice skater who used the sport to groom young girls has agreed to return to Britain after he was arrested in Hong Kong on an extradition request.

Sentences are lighter for men who murder female partners: Study

Toronto - Men who murder their female partners are likelier to be convicted than men who are accused of killing strangers, but they also tend to receive lighter sentences, according to a recent Canadian study.

16 injured in New Orleans playground shooting: Police

Washington - Sixteen people were injured in New Orleans late Sunday when gunshots rang out during a melee at a city playground where hundreds had gathered to film a music video, police said.

Baby dies after siblings put her in oven and turn it on

Houston - A nineteen-month-old Houston, Texas toddler was put in an oven by her three siblings, and the oven was turned on, burning her to death while their mother was away from the home getting a pizza.

Op-Ed: Palestinian poet sentenced to death by Saudi court for apostasy

Riyadh - A Saudi court sentenced Asharaf Fayadh, a Palestinian poet, to death for abandoning his Muslim faith, a form of apostasy punishable by death in Saudi Arabia and a number of other countries who implement Sharia law.

Surrey shooting: One man dead, one injured in targeted hit

Vancouver - There was yet another shooting in Surrey, this latest one came early Saturday morning and RCMP believe it was a targeted hit. One man died on scene, another is in hospital.

Ex-Subway pitchman Jared Fogle sentenced in child-sex case

Indianapolis - Former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle was sentenced to nearly 16 years in prison Thursday for allegedly trading in child pornography and having sex with underage prostitutes. He was also sentenced to lifetime supervision.

Danish genital mutilation suspect denied bail in South Africa

Bloemfontein - A South African judge Friday denied bail for a Danish man accused of mutilating women and storing pieces of their genitals in his freezer.

Italy nabs mobsters 'plotting hit on interior minister'

Rome - Italy has thwarted a mobster plan to assassinate the country's interior minister, arresting six Mafia bosses in the Sicilian town of Corleone, police said Friday.

Quebec man arrested after posting video threatening Muslims

Montreal - A Quebec man is under arrest today, charged with inciting hatred and making death threats after a YouTube video surfaced of him in a "Joker" mask threatening to kill one Arab person a week in retaliation for the Paris attacks.
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